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Orioles 1B Davis takes AL monthly honors

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Updated: 5/02/2013 4:42 pm

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was named American League Player of the Month for April.

Davis batted .348 with nine home runs 28 RBI and 19 runs scored over 27 games to capture his first career monthly award.

The Texas native became just the fourth player in MLB history hit a homer in a season's first four games, joining Willie Mays (1971), Mark McGwire (1998) and Nelson Cruz (2011).

Davis was the first Orioles player to receive the monthly award since Melvin Mora took home the honors in August 2008.

Others who were considered for the award included Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana.

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